Kaz-ar's son Matthew has some growing up to do in Lord of the Savage Land #2 preview

Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land #2 variant cover
Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land #2 variant cover (Image credit: German Garcia (Marvel Comics))

Marvel's Savage Land is undergoing some massive changes - and so is its de facto protector, Ka-Zar. In October 13's Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land #2 (opens in new tab), the titular Tarzan-like hero and his family - his wife Shanna, his son Matthew, and his friend/lion Zabu - are traveling across a prehistoric tropical island to figure out what's happening.

In Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land #1 (opens in new tab), a new group of techno-organic creatures called Polyscions began an invasion of the hidden land.

Check out this preview of Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land #2 by writer Zac Thompson, artist German Garcia, color artist Matheus Lopes, and letterer Joe Carmagna:

The Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land series is the first time readers have seen the hero since he was killed in 2020's Empyre: Avengers #2 by the alien invaders, the Cotati. He was resurrected in Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land #1 by Shanna using a Savage Land body of water with restorative properties (Shanna was resurrected using it just a few months prior). Ka-Zar came back to life, but with strange new abilities and an almost Swamp Thing-like connection to the Savage Land, which even he is still trying to understand.

Given that, the Savage Land invasion by the Polyscions is even more personal than ever for Ka-Zar.

Jesus Saiz has drawn the main cover to Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land #2, with variants by Garcia (a map variant!) and Felipe Massafera. Check out the covers here:

Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land #2 (of 5) goes on sale on October 13. A collection of all five Ka-Zar, Lord of the Savage Land (opens in new tab) issues can be pre-ordered now for a planned March 8, 2022 release.

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Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)